|Full name||Christopher Wheeler Tierney|
|Date of birth||January 8, 1986|
|Place of birth||Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Defender|
|New England Revolution|
|2008–||New England Revolution||181||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 16, 2015.
After playing high school soccer at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, Tierney played college soccer at the University of Virginia, appearing in 79 games with the Cavaliers, starting 38, and scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists in his four-year career. As a senior he scored a career-high seven goals, and assisted on seven more, helping his team to advance to the NCAA College Cup in 2006 for the first time since 1997. Tierney also played club soccer in the Boston Bolts youth program, under New England assistant coach Paul Mariner.
Tierney was drafted in the first round (13th overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. He made his full professional debut for Revolution on July 1, 2008, registering two assists in a US Open Cup third round game against Richmond Kickers. He also played in the final of the 2008 SuperLiga, in which Revolution beat Houston Dynamo on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie; Tierney scored one of the shootout goals.
Tierney became a regular starter for the Revolution during the 2010 season, starting in a variety of positions across the Revs' midfield and back line, including left back, center-back, right back, left midfielder, center defensive midfielder, center midfielder, and center attacking midfielder. He scored his first professional goal on September 4, 2010 in a match against the Seattle Sounders. The goal tied the game at 1, and New England went on to win 3-1. He scored the goal to tie it 1-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup Final. Tierney is known for his accurate and fast crosses, whipped in from the left.
- New England Revolution
- Lemieux, Jeff (September 4, 2010). "Revolution 3, Sounders FC 1". Retrieved September 6, 2010.
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